Author Archives: beverlytr
Dear Old Ship, As I hustle hustle hustle to raise funds (Faithify, concert, flowers, potatoes, etc.) and get a group of 10 teens and 8 adults to Appalachia (our THIRD big service/learning trip) while doing all the regular Sunday stuff … Continue reading
We’ve been having technical difficulties… It seems things work differently down here in the mountains and hollers, signals and power-wise…
Day one… It was long… and fun… and companionable… and silly… and long… and we’ve arrived safely and happily at Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley.
We’re on our way… Tomorrow morning at 5:30… I’m hoping we have this song memorized by the time we get back.
“When can we have cake?” she wants to know. And patiently we explain: when dinner’s finished. Someone wants seconds; and wouldn’t she like to try, while she’s waiting, a healthful lettuce leaf? The birthday girl can’t hide her grief- worse, … Continue reading
The Guest House This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of … Continue reading
Nothing forced works. The Gordian knot just worsens if it’s jerked at by a person. One of the main stations of the cross is patience. Another, of course, is impatience. There is such a thing as too much tolerance for … Continue reading